Many posts ago I had written in a very important post “A Real Alternative To Limb Lengthening Surgery – Epiphyseal Growth Plate Regeneration, Regrowth, Implantation, And Transplantation Is Completely Possible (Big Breakthrough!)” and the other post “China Military Hospital Research Clinics Have Already Engineered Functional Epiphyseal Growth Plates (Breakthrough)” to show that there is a very high possibility that the Chinese Military or Chinese Secret Research Facilities were most likely already researching the human genome and the genes that the nucleic acids form to see if they can produce taller human beings.
In a recent article I read, it seems that at least for the issue of intelligence, the Chinese government is actually trying to increase it proactively through genetic engineering by trying to breed babies with higher IQs. The article is “CHINA IS ENGINEERING GENIUS BABIES” which was found from the website VICE.com. As the article (and the interview questions states…
“At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence. Apparently they’re not far from finding them, and when they do, embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and potentially bump up every generation’s intelligence by five to 15 IQ points”
Could this whole process be repeated with other characteristics, like physical appearance?
Absolutely. In fact, almost any trait other than intelligence would be easier to do. We know that intelligence depends on lots of genes while physical traits—like hair or eye color—only depend on a few genes. Things like body shape would be easier to do, physical attractiveness would be pretty complicated, personality traits might be a little simpler than intelligence—how hard working somebody is, how impulsive, how politically liberal or conservative they are would be easier. How religious you are—that’s definitely influenced by genes to some degree.
Analysis & Implications For Height Increase
I think that we must finally as height increase researchers just fully accept what I think is the big elephant in the room right now. What we are trying to do, China is also already trying to do, if not for many decades now. At this point I am almost 95% certain that along with the trait of intelligence, China in its secret genetic researching clinics are looking at what exactly determines height and how to manipulate those genes to make the next generations taller and taller.
The relationship between the Chinese and how they view the human anthropomorphic trait of height has been sort of obsessive in many ways. When limb lengthening surgery was finally available to the general public for cosmetic reasons ie. to make people taller, the surgery was a huge success in China. Thousands of Chinese people swarmed to the few qualified (and many unqualified) orthopedic surgeons in China and around the world trying to push their height up for a variety of reasons.
The Chinese prize height. And so do most other cultures, ethnic groups, and nations throughout human history. However the modern Chinese nation and its people finally have the technical ability to change one of the only things they have not been able to. This was why the Chinese government formally made the surgical practice of limb lengthening at least for purely cosmetic reasons illegal back in 2006. They banned it because so many Chinese people were willing to go through with the painful process to get taller. Many bad surgeons or frauds began to open clinics and taking hopeful people’s money and doing bad jobs and cripplying people for life. The limb lengthening surgery that was making thousands of Chinese people taller every year had turned into a secret underground cultural obsession.
In the article about how the Chinese government are doing research to make super-smart babies just like what you would find in the movie Gattaca, what is sort of implied in the article is that the Chinese government is also actively searching for a way to make people, both children and maybe even adults taller.
The resources and financial capabilities of the Chinese government is at least a billion times greater than mine. What I have done is create the largest, most instructive, and most honest website on the internet for English based websites but I am almost positive that there are Chinese based websites which are doing exactly what we are doing in the English language and they are far further in the research than I will ever reach. It is possible that the Chinese government has already been able to develop something better to grow taller in adults than the distraction osteogenesis that is done by orthopaedic surgeons. At the very least, they have been able to do epiphyseal transplants to adult human beings and get it to work in vivo again in lab rabbits which means that human adults can start growing again. I would like to refer the reader to the study “Bioengineering and characterization of physeal transplant with physeal reconstruction potential.”
One thing that Geoffrey Miller, who wrote the evolutionary psychology book “Mating Intelligence” seems to get very accurately is the fact that the Chinese don’t really have more of a technical ability that other countries like the USA but the difference is that the Chinese don’t seem to have any ethical or moral reservation about the idea of using genetic engineering to make smarter human beings. Who would then can say that they would stop in not trying to make taller humans as well? The government, or military, or scientific research being done in top level universities like Tsinghua University or Beijing University is breaking ground but they are probably not going to reveal what they really know.
The Chinese are a very pragmatic group of people even from ancient times. Instead of focusing so much emotional energy on trying to reach heaven or get a better after life, the Chinese tend to try to make this current life much better and have a better quality of life. Ever since the atheistic Communist part lead by Chairman Mao many decades ago won the civil war for control over the larger piece of land which makes up the mainland of China, they have adopted a very pragmatic approach towards life. It is not wonder of the fact that almost all of the People’s Communist party of China consisted of men who engineering in the hard sciences and engineering. These leaders want real results in terms of the quality of life for their nation’s citizens. Anything that can be quantified or assessed through a test they will try to improve on it.